Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions
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Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions

The Babishai Haiku 2017 award, the leading prize for Haiku writing in Africa, is seeking your submissions for this year’s competition. The award in its second year is sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa, UNISA and the African Haiku Network. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry of consisting of […]

José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist
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José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist

José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta are three African on the shortlist of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 announced on April 11, 2017. The Dublin International Literary Award is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. […]

Golden Baobab Prize 2018 Call for Submissions
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Golden Baobab Prize 2018 Call for Submissions

Golden Baobab has announced a call for submissions for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize the leading prize for children’s literature on the continent. The Golden Baobab Prize was established in July 2008 to support the development of children’s books by African writers and illustrators. The prize invites entries of unpublished stories and illustrations created by […]

Emezi, Njoku and Awerbuck make Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 shortlist
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Emezi, Njoku and Awerbuck make Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 shortlist

Akwaeke Emezi, Kelechi Njoku and Diane Awerbuck are on the shortlist for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 announced on April 4, 2017. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize which was born in 2012 is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction and open to Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and over. Prizes are awarded […]

African Speculative Fiction Society announces Nommo Awards 2017 contenders
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African Speculative Fiction Society announces Nommo Awards 2017 contenders

The African Speculative Fiction Society announced the contenders for the Nommo Awards 2017 on April 4, 2017. The writers announced are shortlisted for Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Short Story, and Best Graphic Novel, chosen from eligible works published in 2015 or 2016. The African Speculative Fiction Society, a new community of writers, editors, publishers […]

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ makes Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 shortlist
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Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ makes Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 shortlist

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ has made the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 announced on April 4th, 2017. The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction is considered by many to be the leading prize aimed at celebrating women fiction writers with the winning author receiving £30,000 in prize money. The prize is annually awarded to […]

Imbolo Mbue wins PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017
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Imbolo Mbue wins PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017

Imbolo Mbue has won the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017 for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, about an immigrant desperate to become a U.S. citizen on April 4, 2017. It’s like it was just yesterday that we were reporting that unheard of writer from Cameroon called Imbolo Mbue had signed a seven figure advance for […]

Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist
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Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist

Scholastique Mukasonga book Cockroaches is a finalist for French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017. It was translated from French into English by Jordan Stump and published by Archipelago Books. The French-American Foundation with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and […]

Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016
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Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016

Raïssa Kamaliza is the winner of the The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced at a ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda on March 18, 2017. Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced the winner of the most prestigious prize in Rwandan writing at a colourful ceremony in the nation’s capital. This year’s winner Raïssa Kamaliza […]

Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout includes new theme unveiling
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Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout includes new theme unveiling

Short Story Day Africa 2017 has unveiled the theme for writers who wish to submit to the prize. The theme for the 2017 cycle is “ID.” Short Story Day Africa was established to celebrate the diversity of Africa’s voices and tell you who we really are; what we love; love to eat, read, write about. […]